Welcome to our series spotlighting our Featured Vendors from our Vendor Guide. The guide includes carefully curated vendors from the baby and children’s industry in design, retail, special services and much more.
Whether you’re shopping for your baby, your older child or yourself, trying to select a mattress is such a daunting task. There are so many options on the market, and that’s why we love Naturepedic. Their organic mattresses are free from harmful chemicals, providing you with a whole lot of peace of mind. They designed a product that they felt comfortable letting their children sleep on—what could be better than that? Read on to learn how this family couldn’t find what they wanted for their baby and how they filled the hole in the market!
What about Naturepedic makes you most proud?
At Naturepedic, we are mothers, fathers, grandparents, big sisters, little brothers, aunts, uncles, friends and everyone in between. We are a family. We care about each other’s well-being—and the well-being of our planet. This is why we make GOTS certified organic, non-GMO, non-toxic mattresses and bedding for the whole family, right here in the USA.
What do you think people might not know about Naturepedic that you’d like to share?
Our products are made by hand locally in our GOTS certified factory in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. We are proud to produce truly American products and as we grow, create more American jobs. You can walk through our Ohio factory and see a mattress being made from start to finish. You can feel the raw organic cotton used to make the fabric and the filling in our mattresses and trace the cotton back to the American farm where it was grown.
We love a good origin story. Tell us a little about how your product came to be.
Naturepedic was founded in 2003 when the Cik family was about to welcome a new arrival. Barry, an environmental engineer and grandfather-to-be, realized there were no crib mattresses that met the high standard he required for his grandchild. He searched for one that was not only organic and made without hazardous flame retardants, but that didn’t contain potential allergens. So with safety in mind and a due date fast approaching, Barry and his two sons designed the Naturepedic organic crib mattress. The company has since grown to carry not only baby crib mattresses but also organic kids and luxury adult mattresses and accessories.
What sets your product apart?
We believe in safety and integrity. Our products never contain harmful chemicals like flame retardants. And we back our quality craftsmanship with exceptional warranties. When your little ones sleep on Naturepedic mattresses, you can rest soundly knowing they are snoozing on certified organic materials (no nasty chemicals!) with proper support for their growing bodies. Our 2-in-1 products mature with your children as their needs change from the baby to the toddler to the big kid years.
Tell us how the product grows with baby.
Our 2-in-1 Organic Cotton Ultra Kids Mattress has a waterproof side and a quilted one, so it adapts to the needs of growing children. Parents use the waterproof side when their children first transition from the crib into a big kid bed and while they are potty training. Even after this stage, parents can use the waterproof side when their child is ill—it even blocks dust mites! The quilted side is perfect once children are finished potty training and all the way through college.
Our crib mattresses are also available in 2-in-1 models to seamlessly transition your baby’s sleep environment from infant to toddler appropriate.
What is your biggest piece of advice for new parents?
A waterproof mattress makes all the difference. Think—it’s 2:00am, and you can just remove your baby’s soiled sheets, wipe the mattress clean and put your baby back to bed. But not all waterproof mattresses are made equal. Make sure you choose a brand that waterproofs the right way. We use food-grade polyethylene. It makes waterproof mattresses easy-to-clean and stain resistant. No PFCs or phthalates needed!
If you’re in the market for a fabulous organic mattress, be sure to check out Naturepedic’s listing in our Vendor Guide.
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